Cities for cyclists

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Presentation by Ciarán Cuffe about Cycling Dublin at Ireland's National Cycling Conference 2012

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Cities for cyclists

  1. 1. Ciarán CuffeLiving cities and the role of cycling
  2. 2. Presented at theDublin Cycling Conference June 2012Growing Cycling Participation and Closing the Gender Gap
  3. 3. Cycling in Dublin, the Daily Grind
  4. 4. Policy
  5. 5. Slippery for Cyclists
  6. 6. Policy Context• Dublin Transport Initiative Report, 1995• Provision of Cycle Facilities, National Manual for Urban Areas, Dublin, Dublin Transportation Office (DTO), 1998• A Platform for Change, DTO, 2001• Transport 21, 2005• Smarter Travel – A Sustainable Transport Future, 2009• National Cycle Planning Policy Framework, 2009• National Transportation Authority, Greater Dublin Area Draft Transport Strategy 2011-2030 2030 Vision, 2011• National Cycle Manual, NRA, 2011
  7. 7. Cycling Modal share• Netherlands 26%• Denmark 18%• Europe 5%-10%• Ireland 2009 c. 1%• Ireland 2020 10% CSO National Travel Survey 2009 Smarter Travel, Action 15, 2009
  8. 8. Energy
  9. 9. CO2 Emissions per person kilometre• Bicycle: 21 g• Electric bicycle: 22 g (e-bikes scored well due to larger range of standard bicycle and therefore greater chance to replace passenger car trips)• Bus: 101 g• Passenger car: 271 g (based on short trips similar to those a bicycle could make) European Cycling Federation 2011
  10. 10. Carbon Intensity of various foods
  11. 11. Finance
  12. 12. Infrastructure / Capital Investment 2012• €890m National, Regional and Local Roads• €239m Public Transport Investment• €17m Smarter Travel – €3.5m Cycle Routes Infrastructure and Capital Investment 2012-16
  13. 13. National Transportation Authority Greater Dublin AreaSafety/maintenance, asset renewal, small added value projects, traffic management grants• Heavy rail - covering re-signalling, rolling stock, Central Traffic Control Centre• Luas /Metro - covering asset renewal, Park & Ride, Safety, Power upgrade• Bus/BRT - covering bus replacement and bus priority projects• Information/Integration - covering Integrated Ticketing, Real Time Passenger Information and the National Journey Planner• Smarter Travel/ Traffic Management covering Marlborough Street Bridge, Dublin Bikes and Smarter Travel/Traffic management projects in GDA seven Local Authorities (including QBCs, cycling, walking and safety projects). Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport Report on Proposed Capital Investment Programme 2011
  14. 14. Design
  15. 15. Dublin
  16. 16. Bike Park, Amsterdam
  17. 17. Some Ideas for Public Space Improvements for Dublin
  18. 18. Parnell Square DublinProposed Improvements
  19. 19. ‘Formula One’ style Streets
  20. 20. Tribute to Deceased Child cyclist
  21. 21. Traffic Junction, Copenhagen
  22. 22. Liffey Campshires, Dublin
  23. 23. Occasional Car-free Liffey Quays?
  24. 24. Law
  25. 25. Importance of lower speed limits
  26. 26. Vision
  27. 27. Dublin: An emphasis on cars Living cities and the role of cycling
  28. 28. Road Safety Plan, Dublin
  29. 29. Road Safety Plan, Dublin
  30. 30. Traffic Safety Plan, Copenhagen
  31. 31. Copenhagen: An emphasis on people
  32. 32. A refreshing absence of hi-viz vests
  33. 33. Copenhagen Transport
  34. 34. Dublin Transport
  35. 35. “Cycling is not a goal in itself but rather ahighly prioritised political tool for creating amore liveable city.” Mayor Ayfer Baykal, Copenhagen

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